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Top Thailand Property News Of The Week 17 October 2022

CBRE’s weekly property news snapshot features the latest residential and commercial real estate stories in Thailand and elsewhere that you cannot afford to miss.

October 21, 2022


The top residential and commercial real estate news of the week - 17 October 2022

Omni-channel retail evolution
Bangkok Post
E-commerce has grown rapidly over the past five years, with expansion accelerating since the pandemic. Though growth has moderated from pandemic highs as restrictions on activity recede, the property services firm CBRE expects future expansion in Asia-Pacific to continue to outpace the rest of the world.

Homebuilding prices swell
Bangkok Post
The standard home construction price index rose 6.2% year-on-year in the third quarter, a new peak and the highest increase in a decade, largely attributed to soaring fuel prices.

Regulator paves way for telecom mega-merger
Bangkok Post
The country's telecommunications regulator has cleared the way for the country's second and third largest mobile operators - True Crop and Total Access Communication (DTAC) - to merge, but with conditions.

Stocks to gain from stimulus measures
Bangkok Post
Retail, tourism and construction stocks are likely to benefit from cabinet approval this week of 17 billion baht in spending to stimulate the economy, says Asia Plus Securities (ASPS).

Real estate factors change
Bangkok Post
Our way of life often changes because of external factors that we are helpless to influence. Factors such as global warming, PM2.5 air pollution, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising energy costs, the economic downturn and other recent phenomena have forced people to approach their lives in different ways and alter their behaviour to match new realities.

Aliyah preps super-luxury projects
Bangkok Post
The Singaporean Lee brothers, former major shareholders of Raimon Land, are continuing in the Thai property business by launching six super-luxury single detached houses priced from 218 million baht on Phatthanakan Soi 32.

AWS bets big on Thailand
Bangkok Post
A plan by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to invest US$5 billion (around 190 billion baht) in Thailand over the next 15 years underscores the country's significance as a regional hub for digital data, says Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow.

Habitat to launch B1.7bn Chon Buri pool villa project
Bangkok Post
Property developer Habitat Group has co-invested with the Hengtrakool family, one of the biggest landlords in Chon Buri, to develop a pool villa project worth 1.7 billion baht aimed at Thai, Chinese and other foreign buyers.

FTI ramps up help for small firms
Bangkok Post
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is increasing its efforts to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially micro-SMEs, as they try to cope with the financial burden of interest rate hikes and a higher minimum wage.